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  1. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    [QUOTE=BrandonLPN;8100621]The problem with that is, if anyone can call himself a nurse, people WILL assume that person is an RN or LPN. [/QUOTE/ I do not think most of the public knows what an...
    4:42 pm
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Are We Truly That Gullible?
    Well,not trying to be funny,but a nurse can possibly lose her license if the pt has a peanut butter allergy but gets a peanut butter sandwich anyway.. I did not read the article.
    2:22 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    The problem with "nurse" as i see it is that it does have different meanings,and is a noun as well as a verb. Remember "wet nurses" from back in the day? We also "nurse"(breastfeed) babies...
    1:59 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. PDN in assisted living?
    Thanks. Who is responsible for meds? You or the med tech? Did the AFL let you go in the med cart and pull up meds? What about back up emergency equipment and supplies? Who is responsible...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    No,i really did not know that. I know i asked a question like this on a different nursing board and someone told me that Rn and Lpn are protected titles,but the actual word "nurse" is not. I ...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    It is great that you had a back-up plan! I do not have one,and i am scared because nursing is the only thing i know. I started at 22. I think it is probably easier for second career nurses to...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. PDN in assisted living?
    How does that work? I just checked out the job openings on my agency's website and about 80% of the open cases are seniors in assisted living facilities. Lots of these cases are vent,trach,and...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. A new puppy!!
    I personally would not do it. Her family should do it. I do not see how taking care of a pet is apart of her AdL. I am not even sure insurance would agree with that added to the 485. The...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    I wonder if i could use the title nurse in front of you even though i am not licensed in Mass,but i am in South Carolina,Delaware and Nj?(All Non -compact states) Also,can someone who was a nurse...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    How can the standards and practice be the same but the outcomes differ? That is something i never understood.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    WHat about the paper published by the ANA that states patients have better outcomes when the staff are BSN grads?
    Aug 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. PDN shot and killed
    Are you doing visits or shift work? I am doing shift work in the home(anything from 6 to 16 hrs) and i doubt we would get a police escort. Most of us on this board are doing shift work.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. PDN shot and killed
    I have never heard of a private Duty nurse having an escort. How would that work for an 8 hr shift? I find that it does not matter the neighborhood,there is always a threat of danger. Sometimes...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. ADN to MSN online? With no specialty?
    Western Governors's University
    Aug 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. A calling to help others but give me a good paycheck
    How does one get called to nursing? I am curious,because i really do not remember a voice telling me to be a nurse. I am not being sarcastic or rude btw. I do remember thinking about how fun...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The nurse you dread working after
    I feel bad for writing this,but it seems common. Is there harm in telling a pt's Mom that Sally is watching tv,and understands what her parents are saying even though she is brain damaged? (She...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    Thanks. So lets just say Mom decided for them not to test Jahi for "brain death". She would still be "brain dead" just not diagnosed,and still receive Private Duty Nursing? Is it possible there...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    Oddly enough,I just read something on NJ.com that Nj is the best state for brain dead pts. I do wonder what would have become of Jahi if this happened in Nj vs California. Would Mom have been...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Move to get Registered Nurses back in nursing homes at the bedside
    Gosh...who wants to get a Bsn just to be overworked in LTC like this?
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Well,to be fair,nurse's notes are not written in exact "English" either. We still use symbols,like a triangle for "change". Example of notes in the chart: Pt had a good day. Sx x2 thin...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you think ADN programs will really be phased out?
    I would just like to point out that there are 4 entry levels into nursing,not 3. Lpn..Certificate Program I just do not know why people forget "Lpn" when they mention nurses. Rn..Bsn, Adn,...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Do you think ADN programs will really be phased out?
    I would love to see a paper published by the ANA of pt outcomes with Bsn Degrees vs Msn Degrees. I have a feeling that the outcome would be that Msn prepared nurses will have better pt outcomes...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Do you think ADN programs will really be phased out?
    I agree with you for the most part. However,i do think the degree obtained will determine your future workplace. Bsn=hospitals Adn=Ltc,Home Health,Clinics
    Aug 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Move to get Registered Nurses back in nursing homes at the bedside
    Are these facilities that are hiring Rn's over Lpn's paying the Rn's at least $2 more/hr? Most nursing homes that were in South Carolina paid Rn's $1 more per hour than Lpn's. I guess i am not...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    There are some areas of nursing that do not test for drugs.(i do not do them either). I have never,ever been tested in my 10 yrs of nursing. I have worked private duty,nursing homes,even psych....
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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